W I M P: Featuring the music of Romanovsky & Phillips
(Who are they? here’s a quick intro to their part in our history)
“Wimp” tells the story of one man’s journey from lonely, nonathletic loner to out and proud gay young man in 18 songs. The total run-time for these songs, as recorded, is about 60 minutes.
This is not a work in progress. Rather, it’s an outline that a more qualified person can use to make a proposal to Ron Romanovsky for a musical theatrical production using the music and lyrics of Romanovsky & Phillips and Ron Romanovsky‘s solo albums. It might also be a concert play list for a choral group or glee club.
To be clear, permission for using any of the songs needs to arranged by contacting Ron Romanovsky– I am not his agent. Ron is aware of this ‘play list’ idea of mine.
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# operate the Official R&P Merchandise Shop;
# edited & published 1 Out Of 10 Therapists;
# serve as Webmaster for romanovskyandphillips.com.
About a dozen of the song titles link to short clips (~40 seconds each) at RomanovskyAndPhillips.com.
Outfield Blues (ITYBT)
My Mother’s Clothes (ER)
Guilt Song (HR)
The Last Ones to Know (LFI)
One Way Out (LFI)
What Kind of Self-Respecting Faggot Am I? (TIP)
Oh No I’m In Love (BPNP)
Give Me A Homosexual (ER)
Baby Take Advantage of Me (HR)
I Like To Polka (HR)
Straightening Up The House (ER)
He Is My L-O-V-E-R (LFI)
Socks and Underwear (TUTF)
When Heterosexism Strikes (BPNP)
Let’s Flaunt It ! (LFI)
(ITYBT) I Thought You’d Be Taller (1984)
(TIP) Trouble In Paradise (1986)
(ER) Emotional Rollercoaster (1988)
(BPNP) Be Political Not Polite (1991)
(HR)* Hopeful Romantic (1992)
(LFI) Let’s Flaunt It! (1995)
(P2P)* Pittsburgh to Paris (2006)
(TUTF)* Turn Up The Fun (2008)
HR, P2P & TUTF are 3 of Ron’s solo albums
While I would be thrilled beyond measure to see W I M P staged; on or off-Broadway, or by one or more regional theatre companies, the real BIG DREAM is to have the music, the legacy, of Romanovsky & Phillips celebrated the way the recording industry does things- their works performed by a ‘cavalcade of stars’.